The Internet is losing its mind, and it's all because Mary J. Blige's The Wiz Live! performance as as the Wicked Witch of the West was amazing. The singer absolutely embodied the Wicked Witch, scowling down the audience amid a coordinated dance. From her costume — including that stunning headpiece — to her rendition of "Don't Nobody Bring Me No Bad News," Blige has been a showstopper.
Mary J. Blige, one of the biggest female names in R&B, talked to Playbill about her role as the Wicked Witch. "Who wouldn't want to do this?" she said in early November. "I'm going to keep it classic and keep it close to what it is, but I'm going to definitely bring some 'Mary J. Blige' to the song — and some 'Mary J. Blige' attitude to Evillene."
Incidentally, "Don't Nobody Bring Me No Bad News" is actually her favorite song from the show. So it's not surprising that she absolutely killed it on The Wiz Live!.
And Twitter is loving it.
Did The Wicked Witch just say "you are CASTING shade!" tho? OMG this is the best #TheWiz— Fuse TV (@fusetv) December 4, 2015
The only thing more wicked than the Wicked Witch was her outfit. #thewiz— Bird Library (@Library4birds) December 4, 2015
To be honest, I was kind of sad that the Wicked Witch got killed off. That performance was way too good — or wicked. Too late for a change in script?